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Thomas Futral Memorial Singing

Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church, Goodwater, Alabama

Saturday, April 16, 2005

The first annual Thomas Futral Memorial Singing was held at Smyrna Primitive Baptist Church in Goodwater, Alabama on Saturday before the third Sunday in April. Jack Nelson brought the class to order leading 59. He then offered the morning prayer.

A business session was held with the following officers elected or appointed to serve: Honorary Chairman—Terry Futral; Co-Chairman—Jack Nelson; Arranging Committee—Virginia Futral; Secretary—Jenny Acton.

Leaders: Jack Nelson 58; Terry Futral 300, 378t; Eugene Forbes 63, 39b; Tommy Futral 341, 49b; Richard Ivey 37b, 32t; Gabriel Futral 335, 77t; April Wilbanks 358, 268; Jathan Futral 143, 480; Lou Cotney 172, 384; Floy Wilder 186, 187; Edna Ruth Phillips 452, 434; Brittany Lea 81t; LaRue Allen 212, 36b.

RECESS

Preaching service was conducted.

LUNCH

Jack Nelson brought the class to order for the afternoon session with 30b. Leaders: Denise Burleson 196, 340; Wendy Futral 100, 491; William Futral 490, 164; Myrline Redmon 569 (t? b?), 147t; Nell Estes 560, 147b; Audress Gurley 108t, 517 (WB); Myra Goss 170, 269; Virginia Futral 146, 566; Terry Futral 40, 489; Eugene Forbes 68b; Denise Burleson 25 (JB); Jathan Futral 218, 112.

Announcements were made. Family members of Thomas Futral, who were present today, were his wife, children, grandchildren, and a number of great grandchildren. Jack Nelson led 348b and 28b (by request), and 46 as the closing song. Roy Nelson and Elder Bufrey Dean offered prayers, and the class was dismissed.

Honorary Chairman—Terry Futral; Co-Chairman—Jack Nelson; Secretary—Jenny Acton.